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Vélos, Vineyards and Vin: A Guide to Colmar on a Budget

Vélos, Vineyards and Vin: A Guide to Colmar on a Budget

Gazing at the mountains surrounded by vineyards in the outskirts of Colmar, exchange student Susan Fauber hands her phone to two French women, “Pouvez-vous prendre notre photo, s’il vous plait?.” Planning trips can be very stressful, especially for large groups of people. The thing to 

Small Town… To Big World

Small Town… To Big World

In a very, very small town in Wyoming County, West Virginia, there is a road. You may not see it upon passing, as it is really small and not one to catch the eye. And on this tiny road, free of stores or excitement, you 

Comparative Transportation

Comparative Transportation

One of the things that I have appreciated most about living abroad is the extensive and efficient public transportation infrastructure that is available in nearly every major city.  Aside from the occasional strike, France (and their European counterparts) have massive transportation systems of subways, tramways, 

From Slovenia With Love

From Slovenia With Love

So, if the rest of my life were to be as wonderful as my last week was, I would be a very very very lucky little human. I experienced one of my first real snowfalls, a trip to a beautiful new country, and a fascinating start to what’s shaping 

La Deuxième Semaine

La Deuxième Semaine

My second week in France has come to an end. While this week was also filled with hours of orientation and registration for classes, we also took some time to explore Strasbourg’s city center and toured some governmental institutions. Each day I’m getting more accustomed 

Spontaneity

Spontaneity

There are many reasons I love living in Europe: the food, the culture, the history, the architecture– but one thing that stands above all else is the ability to be spontaneous. Amidst work, grocery shopping, and a serious case of jetlag, I found myself looking 

Settling In

Settling In

Things are finally starting to feel normal again. It’s been a week since I arrived in France, and it’s just now hitting me that I’m not here on some sort of vacation, I’m here for quite a while. This is my new home, and I’m 

Our Trip to Brussels

Our Trip to Brussels

The EU Studies trip to Brussels, Belgium consisted of both relaxation and once in a lifetime experiences. I ate a lot of good food, had my fair share of Belgian chocolates and craft beer, and strengthened friendships that are sure to last longer than this 

To Eurail or not to Eurail

To Eurail or not to Eurail

I looked on as some of my peers traveled on the train every weekend and for every occasion…. But before you buy your Eurail pass, consider the following: Cost comparing: Eurail pass is not a one-and-done affair. If you’re traveling on select high-speed trains or 

A Teachable Moment: Exercising Discretion During Your Travels

A Teachable Moment: Exercising Discretion During Your Travels

Seventy empty chairs sit in the middle of what used to be known as Plac Zgody. Once the center of a charming Krakow neighborhood, the square and surrounding buildings were transformed into the Jewish Ghetto during WWII. 56,000 Jews living in Kazimierz and other areas around